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Odds that Apple brings back the iPhone's headphone jack? History says pretty slim

Jared Newman | Sept. 9, 2016
Apple rarely backtracks once its mind is made up, and the exceptions don't always last.

Of course, there are many more cases where Apple has stood firmly by its decisions, even if they weren’t lauded for doing so at the time. Disk drives and CD-ROM slots never came back to any of Apple's laptops after the company removed them, nor did FireWire ever return to the MacBook Air line. We’re still using Lightning cables instead of 30-pin connectors, and you can no longer buy a 17-inch MacBook Pro or an iPod Classic.

Whether removing the headphone jack was courageous or not, don’t expect Apple to waver from its convictions.


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